The Applied Computer Science Labs at Clarkson University consist of the Clarkson Open Source Institute, the Internet Teaching Lab, and the Virtual Reality Lab. These labs, which are part of the Computer Science department, are almost entirely student-run, offering the opportunity to gain experience in managing both facilities and projects. All three labs are located on the 3rd floor of the Science Center in rooms SC334 and SC336 and were recently renovated due to the generosity of the Rechler Family Foundation, the George I. Alden Trust, and a SUR grant from IBM which resulted in a complete renovation in the Summer of 2006.
Some projects for the semester include experimenting with rapid recovery from attack using virtual machines, configuring and maintaining our servers and storage array, maintaining the Windows and Linux lab builds, setting up and monitoring a honeypot machine, and many other projects.
If you are interested in joining the labs, learning more, and/or taking the labs for course credit, feel free to stop by any time the lab is open to look around and talk with current students and faculty. You can also find more information about each lab in particular on the "About" pages on this website or from each lab's individual website. You may also contact the lab advisors which are located on the "Contact" page of this website.